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Fylde

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were employed in each section of her Department in the Borough of Fylde in each of the last five years. (291946)

The number of people employed in each of the Department’s business areas in the Borough of Fylde at 31 March of each year from 2005 to 2009 is shown in the following table.

Headcount

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Borough of Fylde

Jobcentre Plus

681

542

519

385

169

Pensions, Disability and Carers Service1

169

140

102

83

38

Child Support Agency2

382

371

365

260

0

Corporate and Shared Services

489

340

199

147

457

Total

1,721

1,393

1,185

875

664

1 The Pensions Disability and Carers Service was formed in 2008 by the merger of The Pension Service and the Disability and Carers Service. For consistency the figures have been combined for earlier years also.

2 The Child Support Agency transferred to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission on 1 November 2008. Figures shown are on the basis of headcount i.e. the number of individual staff employed.

The increase in the Corporate and Shared Services area between 2008 and 2009 and reductions in Jobcentre Plus and Pensions, Disability and Carers Service are largely the result of a transfer of staff from delivery businesses as part of a restructuring of the Information Technology function.